Condensed Matter & Nano Physics

Condensed matter physics aims to discover the properties of matter in its condensed phases and understand them from fundamental principles of quantum mechanics, electromagnetism, and statistical mechanics.

The Condensed Matter Group at University of Tehran is carrying out research in a broad range of areas of experimental, theoretical, and computational physics. The main research subjects in our group are:

Experimental physics:

  • Nanophysics (Carbon nanotubes, Graphene, Nano-devices, Gas sensors, Solar cells, Nanoparticles)
  • Surface science (Thin films, Hetro-structures, Nano-porous films, Self-clean glasses,  Nano-sculptured thin films, Surface plasmonics, Corrosion, Photonic crystals, Modification, mechanical, & tribological effects, hydrophobocity)
  • Superconductivity (Bulk and Thin films)

Theoretical physics:

  • Bio-physics and complex systems (Tumor Growth, Networks)
  • Computational physics (Molecular dynamics, Density functional theory, Quantum Monte Carlo simulations)
  • Disordered systems (Wave propagation in random media, Anderson localization, Transport in random media, Stochastic processes)
  • Nanophysics (Nano-machines, Optics of nanostructures)
  • Soft matter (Foam, Granular matter)
  • Statistical physics (Growth models, Fractals, Fluctuation induced interactions, Spin systems)
  • Surface science (Sculptured thin films)

The group has access to extensive experimental and computational facilities, in particular, physical and chemical vapor deposition systems, morphological and structural analysis facilities (AFM, STM, XRD), optical characterization systems (UV-visible photo-spectrometer, Ellipsometery), GPU computing, and a 56-core clusters.

Our group currently consists of 8 full-time faculty members: